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PetFish
04.11.2018 , 02:11 PM | #11
Referral scammers are worse than gold farmers cuz they try and sweet-talk and trick people that don't know any better into clicking their link so they can get Cartel Coins and buy packs and make zillions on the GTN.

Here's what I do:

1) In chat type: PSA - DON'T FALL FOR REFERRAL SCAMS
2) Laugh at how the scammer rages and cries trying to defend their scam, saying it's legit and Bioware allows it (which they don't, cuz I get them banhammered all the time), a few will agree, but most will tell the scammer to get lost
3) Send in a ticket for "Inappropriate Player Behavior"
4) /friend the scammer with 'Referral Scammer' as a comment (this is so you can see they're gone after a few days and if they *do* make it back they aren't scamming any longer)
5) Profit

Isn't it funny how the scammers never mention how hard they benefit from your click with Cartel Coins? Yep, funny how they always leave that part out.
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Theburningdollar
04.12.2018 , 09:34 AM | #12
I personally think a limit of say 5-10 people should be imposed, this will keep the system alive for people who use it properly, and limit the benefit for those who abuse it. In its current form it supports the gold farming community mostly, and greedy players who don't really support the game. In both instances they get fee items to re-sell this puts control of the GTN in a few peoples hands, it doesn't support the game (no money coming in), it degrades the quality of the game via chat, it does not bring new players in as the offer is X million if your a current sub (meaning they already play and pay) and people profit from this physically you can go on ebay and buy credits from players. I know more people who have quit or on the verge of leaving because of the constant annoyance of this.
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Eshvara
04.13.2018 , 01:44 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Theburningdollar View Post
I personally think a limit of say 5-10 people should be imposed, this will keep the system alive for people who use it properly, and limit the benefit for those who abuse it. In its current form it supports the gold farming community mostly, and greedy players who don't really support the game. In both instances they get fee items to re-sell this puts control of the GTN in a few peoples hands, it doesn't support the game (no money coming in), it degrades the quality of the game via chat, it does not bring new players in as the offer is X million if your a current sub (meaning they already play and pay) and people profit from this physically you can go on ebay and buy credits from players. I know more people who have quit or on the verge of leaving because of the constant annoyance of this.
They could just disable chat? If they're willing to go as far as quitting due to RAF spam, turning off general chat or whatever shouldn't be that bad.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see RAF all that often. I certainly do see them, but it isn't as bad as some people claim it to be.
And then it's still mainly in DK as an imp player and sometimes the fleet.

Maybe I'm just blind!!
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Mulzz
04.13.2018 , 03:25 AM | #14
I'm going to bombard my eyes with 100 sivert next time I see one just to avoid these *********** spammers. Though I would die by that dose.
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silenthc
04.13.2018 , 05:36 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
They could just disable chat? If they're willing to go as far as quitting due to RAF spam, turning off general chat or whatever shouldn't be that bad.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see RAF all that often. I certainly do see them, but it isn't as bad as some people claim it to be.
And then it's still mainly in DK as an imp player and sometimes the fleet.

Maybe I'm just blind!!
When levelling on a planet, it rarely happens in my experience and is entirely negligible. Fleet is worse than DK imo, I would say at least one message every 1-2 minutes during peak times. It can be mildly irritating to me, but if someone says they're willing to quit over a couple of messages, I'd think they have bigger issues with the game rather than just the RAF.

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darthscotty
04.13.2018 , 08:43 AM | #16
I agree it is annoying and I hate it, however, Bioware's silence on this issue has led me to the conclusion they do not care about it all that much. I just report em and put em on ignore.
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DocDAM
04.13.2018 , 08:49 AM | #17
Mostly confined to starter planets, home planets, fleet.

Yes, annoying. Any spamming is annoying. I'd appreciate it if BW addressed, but preferably not with another overreaction (ex: turning off all forms of F2P communication till L25).
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JediQuaker
04.13.2018 , 09:13 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
They could just disable chat?
I also wonder just how big the chat window is for some of these people. In my case, I play at 1920x1080 (1080p) and I have more of a problem with not noticing when someone chats during group content such as an FP, because the text is quite small and the chat window isn't very big.

If the chat is bothering you, I'd suggest you look into the Interface Editor to reduce the size of the chat window and the text.

There is a small triangle in the bottom-right of the chat window (always, not just in the Interface Editor) which you can click & drag to change the size of the chat window - much like re-sizing a window in Windows.
You can also go into the Interface Editor and adjust the scale factor of the chat window to change the size of the text.
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04.13.2018 , 09:21 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
I also wonder just how big the chat window is for some of these people. In my case, I play at 1920x1080 (1080p) and I have more of a problem with not noticing when someone chats during group content such as an FP, because the text is quite small and the chat window isn't very big.
Might be the same kind of people who insist they have to play female characters because most of the time is spent looking on their characters' butts? The visual priorities of some are truly mind-boggling.
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Tahana
04.13.2018 , 09:23 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Eshvara View Post
And then it's still mainly in DK as an imp player and sometimes the fleet.

Maybe I'm just blind!!
Won't say you're blind but I've run into them on every planet thus far while leveling my characters. The only places I haven't have been the most recent expansions. DK, Coruscant and Fleet are the worst.. But that still doesn't change the fact that I personally find them as annoying as credit sellers and think it should be banned from chat.
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